Employment Region Dashboards and Profiles
The NSC has developed a range of resources which provide insights about employment conditions and the labour market in areas across Australia.
- Monthly Labour Market Dashboards
- Industry Profiles
- Recruitment Trends and Employer Needs Profiles
Monthly Labour Market Dashboard
Latest release date - August 2022
Next release date - September 2022
The monthly labour market dashboards combine a range of data sources from the National Skills Commission, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for 51 Employment Regions. National, state and territory dashboards are also provided. Note that the latest version of the dashboards use a 6-month average of original data from the Labour Force Survey for all Employment Regions. Recent analysis shows that this approach achieves the best balance between smoothing regional data volatility while allowing trends and turning points to be observed.
The dashboards include information on:
- Key labour market indicators
- 5-year employment time series
- 5-year unemployment rate (%) time series
- Largest employing industries in a region
- jobactive caseload data for a region
- Local Government Area unemployment rates
- Number of internet job advertisements
- Occupations in demand in a region
Note: from the August 2022 Labour Market Dashboard release, there has been an update to the way Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) data are calculated in the regional Labour Market Dashboards. For more details about the new IVI methodology, and information on how to interpret the data, please refer to the Labour Market Dashboard – sources and quality document on labourmarketinsights.gov.au.
The dashboards incorporate data from the following sources:
Latest release – April 2022
Next release – October 2022
The NSC industry profiles explore employment trends in 51 Australian Employment Regions and how they have changed over the past 10 years. They also examine the gender and age distribution of the workforce for each region.
A national overview is also available. This paper provides insights into: structural change; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment, hours worked and job vacancies; and provides the latest NSC industry employment projections over the five years to November 2026.
Recruitment Trends and Employers' Needs Profiles
Latest release – June 2022
Next release – December 2022
These profiles provide an update on recruitment activity for each of the 51 Employment Regions.
The profiles show:
- Trends in the Internet Vacancy Index
- The top 10 advertised jobs
- The top 10 most requested skills in job ads
- Data from the Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey showing
- the proportion of employers recruiting
- difficulty in recruiting
- reasons for recruitment (new positions or to replace staff)
- staffing outlook
- methods employers used to advertise their positions.
About the data
The following documents explain the data sources used and provide advice on how to interpret the data: